Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): HOPE Opening Address
August 13, 1994, 12:00 pm: Ex-Central Intelligence Agency employee Robert Steele welcomes hackers to New York. Also: Emmanuel Goldstein and Rop Gonggrijp introduce the conference.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): The New York City Metrocard
August 13, 1994, 1:00 pm: New York City has just introduced a brand new farecard system for mass transportation, one unlike any other in the United States. We have been gathering data on this system for some time now and hackers all over the world are trying to figure out ways of cracking it. Unlike most other mass transit card systems, this one uses master databases. We will read the cards, duplicate them, and make every attempt to defeat the system. By the end of HOPE, we will have either cracked it or deemed it secure. Your participation is encouraged. We expect to have representatives of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on hand to answer questions and keep a nervous eye on us. Hosted by Red Balaclava with an appearance by BillSF.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Linux
August 13, 1994, 2:30 pm: Linux is the Freely Distributable Unix clone available by ftp from many sites on the Internet. It is a remarkably complete and stable OS for Intel-based PC's that is a direct result of the existence of the Internet, which allowed for the cooperative development team of volunteers to communicate in real-time during their development of their respective parts of the project. Linux continues to enjoy rapid development and is a viable and popular alternative to commercial Unix OS's. It's being installed in basements and at commercial, academic, and governmental organizations around the world. Michael Johnston, developer of the new Slackware Professional Linux package (in partnership with Patrick Volkerding, author of the Slackware distributions of Linux on the net), and Bob Young will speak on the differences between the different Linux distributions available "for free" by ftp on the Internet, and in particular the changes in Slackware (the most popular Linux distribution on the net) between versions 1.2 and new 2.0.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): TDDs
August 13, 1994, 3:30 pm: The use of TDD's (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf), procedures, and the use of TDD Relay Services. Hosted by Bernie S.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Control the World with Your PC
August 13, 1994, 4:30 pm: Paul Bergsman will show attendees how to use a home computer to decode DTMF signals, control relays, lights, motors, and input burglary sensor data, monitor electric trains, and record voltage, temperature, or frequency.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Fun with Pagers
August 13, 1994, 5:30 pm: Have you ever had the opportunity to monitor the pager of your choice, seeing each and every page as it comes over, alphanumeric included? You will. The entire city of New York is wide open and we'll demonstrate exactly how it's done. More pager tricks and little-known facts will be presented. Hosted by Thomas Icom. Special appearance by Ixom.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): The History of TAP Magazine
August 13, 1994, 7:00 pm: From the early seventies to 1983, the major source for technically "subversive" material was TAP Magazine, a publication still eagerly traded by hackers and phone phreaks today. Originally started by the Yippies and Abbie Hoffman, TAP evolved into a cornerstone for phreaks all over the world. The last editor of TAP, Cheshire Catalyst, will tell the story and answer your questions. This is where it all began.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Legal Issues
August 13, 1994, 8:00 pm: Dave Banisar of the newly formed Washington DC based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) will fill us in on the latest laws, restrictions, and risks facing us all. There will also be updates on the 2600 Pentagon City Mall incident and tips on how to make the Freedom Of Information Act work for you. Come to this panel with any questions or comments about the ACLU, EFF, CPSR, etc.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): The 2600 Panel
August 13, 1994, 9:00 pm: How did it all start? How did it almost never happen at all? Are our phones tapped? What's the craziest letter we ever got? Who are the people behind the names? How many lawsuits have we been threatened with? What do the covers mean? Where is it all leading? Get the picture? Hosted by Emmanuel Goldstein, Scott Skinner, David Ruderman, Ben Sherman.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Cryptography and Privacy
August 13, 1994, 10:00 pm: There have been quite a few articles in the national media recently about cryptography and privacy. Bob Stratton will attempt to provide an introduction to the terms and technology, how it affects the average citizen, and insights into the public policy debate currently raging in Washington and around the world. There will be a special emphasis on the relationship of cryptographic technology and emerging personal communications tools. Also, a demonstration by Bernie S. and John Turbo of the AT&T 3600 Surety device, the world's first Clipper Chip telephone encryption unit. Attendees will be invited to make telephone calls between two AT&T 3600's and a loudspeaker will enable all present to actually hear the encrypted audio. An actual Clipper Chip will be given away as a door prize with the opportunity to smash it with a hammer in front of all. Also featuring Eric Hughes and Matt Blaze.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Lockpicking
August 14, 1994, 12:00 pm: A talk on lockpicking by Paul Bergsman recorded with NO SOUND! Hey, it was only our second day doing this and somebody rewired the sound board while we were all sleeping. But maybe you can read lips or understand some of the diagrams. And we did manage to get the audio figured out in the last four and a half minutes. For the true collector.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): The National ID Card
August 14, 1:00 pm: That's right, it may be coming a whole lot sooner than you EVER thought possible. As you read this, there is a proposal in the works that would establish several states as a testing ground for a mandatory national ID card. We'll have the latest scoop on who's behind this and reaction from civil liberties and other groups. We'll also be hearing from people in countries where national ID cards are already a reality and what it means to them. Can it be stopped? Should it be stopped? Why you need to care. Hosted by Judi Clark, Dave Banisar, Bob Stratton.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Social Engineering
August 14, 1994, 2:00 pm: By far one of the most effective ways of getting information is the art of social engineering. You will see some live social engineering, get tips on what not to do, hear some great legendary tales from the masters, and listen to social engineering tapes of the past. You are welcome to participate in our social engineering contest - we give you an operator and you go as far as you can. Hosted by SN, Chesire Catalyst, Emmanuel Goldstein.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): The Author Panel
August 14, 3:00 pm: A panel discussion focusing on writing about hackers with Winn Schwartau (Terminal Compromise), Paul Tough (Harpers, Esquire), Julian Dibbel (Village Voice, Spin), and people involved in the filming of a major motion picture all about hackers (Rafael Moreu, Michael Peyser, Iain Softley).
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): The Cellular Panel
August 14, 4:30 pm: OK, how is it done, really? We've all heard about cellular phone cloning but how many of us have had the guts to actually do it ourselves? Actually, probably quite a few because it's relatively easy. But, as with any technological trick, there is a multitude of misinformation being handed out. That won't happen here as the true experts will be on hand to demonstrate cloning and answer questions. We will show how cloning is not made available for free! You will also see firsthand the risks of using a cellular phone. Hosted by Jason Hillyard, Mark Lottor, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Bernie S.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): European Hackers
August 14, 1994, 7:00 pm: Germany: For many years now, Germany's Chaos Computer Club has been making headlines all over the world for all kinds of mischief. But, as with all things, there is much much more to the story. For the first time ever, the CCC will be in this country to answer questions and share information of all sorts. Holland: Although it's almost entirely in Dutch, Hack-Tic and the many people involved in its production have been the inspiration for hackers all over the planet. If HOPE is half as successful as the two hacker congresses Hack-Tic has hosted (Galactic Hacker Party of 1989 and Hacking at the End of the Universe of 1993) it will be an incredible event. Because of the far more relaxed atmosphere in Holland, hackers there are able to accomplish much more without all of the paranoia that is so abundant here. We will hear their story and find out about all of the technological projects they're involved in. Hosted by Steffen Wernery, Hans, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Rop Gonggrijp.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): Boxing
August 14, 1994, 8:30 pm: Contrary to popular belief, boxing is not dead. As you will see, there are so many possibilities. We will have some top phone phreaks on hand to show you what works, what doesn't, what used to work, what never did, and what probably might. American boxing is only one small part of the entire global picture. In this panel, we guarantee all questions will have answers. Also included: An overview of current inband systems like R1, R2, and C5. The pains of ANI and the ease with which it can be spoofed. Cellular and cordless tricks. Hosted by BillSF and Kevin Crow with updates by Emmanuel Goldstein and Phiber Optik calling in from prison.
Hackers On Planet Earth (1994): HOPE Closing Ceremonies
August 14, 1994, 10:30 pm: Door prizes will be awarded, we'll hear from Phiber Optik in prison, comments, questions, and answers from the audience, and a message from the President. Hosted by various HOPE staffers who made it all possible.